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|Pilot Major John O. Vick
Co-Pilot F/O Robert A. Roast
Bombardier Captain Charles L. Morris
Crew 2nd Lt. Donald E. Martin
Navigator Sgt Peter J. Orsini
Radar 2nd Lt. Allan M. Cohen, O-2068612 (MIA / KIA) NY
CFC Cpl Harvey H. Delles
Gunner Cpl Floyd R. Griffith
Crew Cpl Walter Pychewicz
Crew Cpl Dane A. Miller
Crew Cpl William R. Shaver
Crew Cpl Harvey H. Dellas
Damaged May 17, 1945
While en route to the target at 3:45am, the number 2 engine appeared to be on fire approximately 20 miles from the Japanese coast, and failed to feather and bombs were salvoed and turned towards Iwo Jima and the crew altered to be ready to bail out because the airplane seemed uncontrollable due to the vibrations and wind milling propeller.
At 6:00am, the order was given to bail out, and the five crew in the rear of the plane jumped ( Shaver, Miller, Delles, Pychewicz and Cohen). Cohen's chute was seen to open but was never seen again and was not able to swim.
The rest of the crew in the nose and cockpit (Vick, Roast, Morris, Martin, Orsini and Griffith) were unable to lower the nose landing gear down, and the vibrations ceased and the rest of the crew successfully landed landed on Iwo Jima at approximately 8:00am and the number 2 engine burst into flames on landing but was extinguished after 10-15 minutes.
Afterwards, this B-29 was listed as ACNL "Aircraft Not Lost". It is unclear if this B-29 was repaired and continued to fly additional missions.
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